Watch the Google I/O 2019 keynote right here

Google’s annual developer conference starts today, beginning as usual with a consumer-focused keynote where the company unveils new technology — devices, software, services and more for the first time. Today, we’re expecting to get news about Google’s new budget Pixel device, the Pixel 3a; its new mobile operating system Android Q; a new smart hub for the home, the Google Hub Max; and perhaps updates to other recently announced technology like game streaming service Stadia or the A.I. technology, Duplex. And plenty of other surprises, too, we hope! The conference kicks off with the consumer keynote at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Coast and 6 PM in London). The developer keynote follows at 12:45 PM PST. …

The 2020 Census Will Be Heading Your Way—With or Without That Citizenship Question

The U.S. Census Bureau is on schedule to start the 2020 count and is prepared for either outcome of the Supreme Court’s looming decision on whether the Constitution lets the Trump administration add a question asking whether people are American citizens. Test surveys to gauge whether there’s an aversion to the citizenship question and help gauge Census staffing needs are already being mailed out, with half of those 480,000 questionnaires including the contested query and the rest omitting it, Albert E. Fontenot Jr., associate director for decennial census programs, told reporters Monday in Washington. Justices are scheduled to hear arguments on April 23 and will rule by the end of June. “We have film that will be prepared for our …

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is glitching out just days after reviewers got their hands on it

Samsung has another PR disaster on its hands. According to multiple sources, Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold — its dual-screen, folding smartphone — is failing just days after reviewers got their hands on it. At least it’s not catching fire. “A review unit given to CNBC by Samsung is completely unusable after just two days of use,” wrote Todd Haselton. After one day of use… pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9 — Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019 So far, the $1,980 device has only been sent to a select few gadget reviewers, the bulk of which seem to be experiencing similar problems that render the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Samsung Read more: thenextweb.com

Tree therapy: what we can learn from the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku

Forest bathing has become a national pastime in Japan. It can reduce stress and even heal our bodies – maybe it’s time us Brits tried it as well Chained to our desk, a computer monitor in front of our face, smartphone accompanying us wherever we go, the stresses of everyday urban life can sometimes seem insurmountable. With more than 7m years of human evolution, we have spent less than 0.1% of that time living in cities – and we have yet to fully adapt. Our bodies are built to live among nature. And that’s where our old friends the trees can help. Most of us feel a soothing effect from spending time in a forest, or even the local park, …

Here’s who will die on ‘Game of Thrones’ according to AI

Scared of losing your favorite Game Of Thrones character? Technology could hold some comfort.  A group of what we can assume are extremely nerdy computer science students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an algorithm that predicts who will live and who will die in Game of Thrones. Using data they extracted from the GoT show and book wikis, the students created an algorithm that weighs factors like gender, age, and house to determine the Potential Likelihood of Death (PLOD).  For example, people in House Stark are more likely to die than people from House Lannister (sorry but it’s just true!!), so the algorithm considers house affiliation as one factor.  Read more… More about Hbo, Game Of Thrones, …

Microsoft launches React Native for Windows

Microsoft today announced a new open-source project for React Native developers who want to target Windows. “React Native for Windows,” as the project is unsurprisingly called, is meant to be a new ‘performance-oriented’ implementation of React for Windows under the MIT License. Being able to target Windows using React Native, a framework for cross-platform development that came out of Facebook, isn’t new. The framework, which allows developers to write their code in JavaScript and then run it on Android and iOS, already features plugins and extensions for targeting Windows and macOS. With React Native for Windows, Microsoft is reimplementing React Native and rewriting many components in C++ to get maximum performance. It allows developers to target any Windows 10 device, …

Woman Who Falsely Accused 15 Men Of Rape Jailed For Ten Years

Central News A woman has been handed a 10 year jail sentence after making several false rape allegations against a series of men. 27-year-old Jemma Beale, from west London, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and perjury as she falsely accused 15 men of sexual assault. One of these men was jailed for two years, while another fled the country after the allegations were made. As reported by the MailOnline, Beale appeared at the Old Bailey today calling on senior judges to overturn the conviction, protesting her innocence. The three judges however dismissed the appeal, sending Beale back to prison. Lady Justice Hallett, one of England’s most senior female judges, told the court: This case went far further …

An Oxford mathematician explains how AI could help us enhance human creativity

The game of Go played between a DeepMind computer program and a human champion created an existential crisis of sorts for Marcus du Sautoy, a mathematician and professor at Oxford University. “I’ve always compared doing mathematics to playing the game of Go,” he says, and Go is not supposed to be a game that a computer can easily play because it requires intuition and creativity. So when du Sautoy saw DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, he thought that there had been a sea change in artificial intelligence that would impact other creative realms. He set out to investigate the role that AI can play in helping us understand creativity, and ended up writing The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in …

Former Senate staffer admits to doxxing five senators on Wikipedia

The man who edited Wikipedia with several senators’ private phone numbers and addresses has pleaded guilty to computer fraud and other offenses. Jackson Cosko, a former employee of Senator Maggie Hassan, was arrested last year on suspicion of doxxing five members of Congress. He’s now admitted to breaking into Hassan’s office after being fired, stealing data that included personal contact information, then posting that information online during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Cosko worked as a computer system administrator for Hassan, but he was fired in May of 2018. According to a plea agreement, he retaliated by using a key from another employee (who was later fired) to break into his old workplace at… Continue reading… Read more: …

Apple’s reportedly making a tag to track your things

Last night, 9to5Mac reported that Apple is working on an app – codenamed GreenTorch – that’ll replace Find My iPhone and Find My Friends app with merged functionality. The company is also supposedly working a tag-like hardware device – internally known as “B389”– to help you find non-Apple products. The report suggested that the company is already testing the app, which will be available on iOS and MacOS (as a Marzipan app). Apple‘s aim is to make an app that’ll help you track Apple devices and items with the new tag The tag will be synced to your account through iCloud. Once… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple Read more: thenextweb.com

Oppo announces Reno flagship phone with 10x zoom lens and weird pop-up camera

Oppo has announced its latest flagship phone, the Reno. It’s the company’s first device with truly high-end specs since last year’s Find X: the lineup includes options for a Snapdragon 855 processor, a 48-megapixel camera, and a 10x optical zoom lens. And of course, there’s no notch. As previously leaked, the Reno has an unusual pop-up selfie camera design to allow for a notchless screen. Whereas the Find X raised the entire top panel of the phone whenever you needed to unlock it or take a selfie, the Reno has a wedge-shaped part that houses the front-facing camera and accompanying flash. There’s no room for 3D Face ID-style unlocking, though; instead, the Reno has an in-display fingerprint scanner. There are …

50 Savage Quotes For When You’re In A Super-Sassy Mood

If you’re feeling savage today, you’re definitely not alone, and we gathered the 50 best sassy memes for you fierce, strong women who love to live unapologetically and aren’t afraid to be your authentic selves. You go, girl. Keywords: strong women, quotes, funny quotes, inspirational quotes, strong woman, motivational quotes, inspiring quotes, strong women quotes, Sassy Quotes, strength quotes, motivating quotes, best quotes, savage quotes, savage read more Read more: yourtango.com

How to avoid Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame spoilers

The internet is full of spoilers, making it a dangerous place to hang around if you’re trying to steer clear of what happens in Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, or any other TV shows, movies, or video games that you’re still catching up on. Even when you think you’ve got things under control, Google’s autocomplete feature has spoiled things before. URLs can contain spoilers, too. In addition, trolls can embed spoilers in unrelated content. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, the film’s biggest plot twist was hidden within a misleading video titled something like “LMAO funny Madden 16 glitches.” (Needless to say, there were no funny Madden glitches to be found.) Of course, the most logical suggestion for …

Valve’s hilarious Index dongle somehow makes VirtualLink complicated

Valve’s Index virtual reality headset is the first that can be plugged into VirtualLink, the USB-C port you’ll find on most Nvidia RTX 2070 and greater Nvidia RTX 20-series graphics cards. But it only partially earns this distinction, as Valve’s support for VirtualLink only goes as far as your willingness to buy a $40 dongle. The promise of VirtualLink is to reduce the amount of cables and connections between the headset and your computer. This dongle can help you tidy things up, since it reduces the Index’s cable count and port requirement from three to one, all down to a single USB-C input that goes into your GPU. Valve Valve’s VirtualLink dongle But turning VirtualLink into a dongle is a …

PSA: If you’ve got a Dell computer, you might want to fix this now

Your new Windows laptop typically ships with an awful lot of bloatware you don’t need. Often, it’ll just slow down your computer a tad. But occasionally, a pre-installed piece of manufacturer cruft can pose a serious security risk — and that’s why you should probably update or uninstall Dell’s SupportAssist right away. The app, which Dell’s support page states is preinstalled on “most of all new Dell devices running Windows” and billed as “the industry’s first automated proactive and predictive support technology,” has apparently been vulnerable to a hack since at least last October, according to 17-year-old security researcher Bill Demirkapi. It’s not clear why it’s only getting patched just now. It’s a potentially nasty one: Dell’s… Continue reading… Read …

15 Adult Lunchables So Good They’ll Make You Excited for Work

Prepping a week’s worth of lunches can feel boring and monotonous. When you’re eating the same thing every day of the week, eating can feel like a chore. Enter Bento Boxes — the perfect way to make lunches fun again. Bento Boxes break up your lunch into different sections, which makes it easy to mix it up. It makes it easy to switch up the sides every day, so you aren’t eating the same exact meal five days in a row, (think celery and ranch as a side one day, but an apple with peanut butter the next, while keeping the main portion the same). Try it out this week with these 15 Bento Box recipes.   1. BBQ Chickpea Wrap …